Alongside the Comédie-Française and the Opéra de Paris, the Opéra Comique is one of the oldest French institutions of theatre and music. Located on a splendid square near the Grands Boulevards, this national theatre celebrated its 300th anniversary in 2015.
Created under Louis XVI, the Opéra Comique also welcomed Marie Antionette on the occasion of the inauguration of its main auditorium. But this cultural icon has also had its fair share of low points, with its main theatre, the Salle Favart, destroyed and rebuilt on two separate occasions.
A night out at the Opéra Comique doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be watching comedy. The main difference with regular opera is that the shows feature both sung arias and spoken theatre.
The Opéra Comique offers up a rich and often surprising programme. So, why not try something different and treat yourself to a night out at this iconic Parisian venue?
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- Bourse - 31B Rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris